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Julia's House - The Dorset Children's Hospice

Imagine what it would feel like if your child was born with a very serious illness for which there was no cure. On top of that devastating news, no-one can tell you how long your child will live, only that they will need constant care, day and night. Under this strain, many families fall apart.

Sadly, having a seriously ill child is something that can happen to anyone Ė and Juliaís House is the only charity in Dorset that helps these families.

Julia's House girl with toy.

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All donations received go to Julia's House, the Dorset Children's Hospice (registered charity number 1067125).

If you wish to sponsor Justin, you can do so online by following the JustGiving link below. Alternatively, if you have any fundraising suggestions, or wish to make alternative payment arrangements, please feel free to contact us directly.

If you are a UK tax payer, please donít forget to Gift Aid your donation.

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Our respite care means so much to parents who are looking after a very sick child 24 hours a day. It gives them time out with their partners, their other children or simply a chance to catch up with some day-to-day tasks, safe in the knowledge their child is being looked after by people they know and trust.

Our nurses and carers provide life-changing support for parents and their children both in the hospice and in their own homes. We are there year-round and in a crisis, offering emergency respite and overnight care.

We are also there when the worst happens, offering emotional and practical support at the end of a childís life.

We need to raise £3.9 million in 2014, yet we receive less than 10 per cent of our total annual funding from the government. The rest of our essential income is raised through the generosity of the Dorset community, corporate partners and charitable foundations.

While fundraising may be tough, itís not as tough as the challenges facing Juliaís House families every day.